It has been noted before on this blog – please see any of the numerous posts involving food! – that we are lucky enough to have our very own Masterchef here on the Hillside. I wish that I could claim that title for myself but I confess to being much more at home pointing my camera at delicious things to eat than I am working away with pots, pans, wooden spoons and a magic wand to create them. Mr H ( alias Masterchef) can turn his hand to any dish that might take your fancy but his real speciality is the curry. I have often wondered if it is the alchemy and wizardry in the cooking of a great curry that draws men to let loose their inner Harry Potter in this type of cuisine. Stirring potions, dosing with silver measuring spoons, the dangerous mixtures of spices, calculating to the millisecond the optimum frying time for this and that ingredient, it is surely heaven for the budding sorcerer. For me the pleasure lies not only in eating the end results but in the astonishing beauty and mystery of the colours and forms of the spices……………..
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